The weather forecast for Essex towns over Bank Holiday weekend

With a Bank Holiday on the horizon, many residents will have planned to meet with friends and family.

And while many a three-day break has been spent basking in the sun, this weekend doesn’t look quite so bright.

The BBC has forecast temperatures of around 12C to 13C over the course of the three days, and warned of a risk of light rain showers and a gentle breeze.

So if you are heading out to meet people over the next few days you may need to grab a coat or blanket to enjoy beer gardens and park picnics.

Below you’ll find BBC Weather’s predictions for each major town in Essex over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Basildon

Saturday: High of 12C, light rain showers and a gentle breeze

Sunday: High of 13C, light rain showers and a gentle breeze

Monday: High of 12C, light rain and a fresh breeze

Braintree

Saturday: 11C, light rain showers and a gentle breeze

Sunday: 13C, light rain showers and a gentle breeze

Monday: 12C, gusty winds and light rain

Brentwood

Saturday: 12C, light rain showers and a gentle breeze

Sunday: 13C, light rain showers and a gentle breeze

Monday: 12C, light rain and a fresh breeze

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Chelmsford

Saturday: 12C, light rain showers and a gentle breeze

Sunday: 13C, light rain showers and a gentle breeze

Monday: 12C, light rain and fresh breeze

Colchester

Saturday: 12C, light rain and a gentle breeze

Sunday: 12C, light rain showers and a gentle breeze

Monday: 12C, light rain and a fresh breeze

Harlow

Saturday: 12C, light rain showers and a gentle breeze

Sunday: 13C, light rain showers and a gentle breeze

Monday: 12C, light rain and a fresh breeze

Southend-on-Sea

Saturday: 12C, light rain and a gentle breeze

Sunday: 12C, light rain and a gentle breeze

Monday: 13C, light rain and fresh breeze

Clacton

Saturday: 11C, sunny intervals and gentle breeze

Sunday: 12C, light rain showers and gentle breeze

Monday: 12C, light rain and a fresh breeze

Grays

Saturday: 13C, light rain showers and a gentle breeze

Sunday: 13C, light rain and a gentle breeze

Monday: 12C, light rain and a fresh breeze

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